Like the dictionary, the Repertory has to be alphabetical so that rubrics can be easily located – but look at the distance between (say) anger and anal boils. Despite this, the Repertory is the single most important weapon in the homeopath's armoury; it has to be well known and well understood. A useful route to this understanding is to cut across the alphabetical order and to classify the information in any chapter. These articles discuss how repertorization can lead the homeopath to an effective prescription, and how it can reveal some of the complexities of different remedy constitutions.
Drunkenness and homeopathy
Have you read Mark Forsyth’s intriguing book, The Horologicon, a collection of ‘weird words for familiar situations’? I’ve been wondering about how some of these words can be related to homeopathic analysis. For example, Forsyth quotes Thomas Nashe, a sixteenth-century writer and satirist who, in 1592, defined eight stages of drunkenness.  Now, how might drunkenness be repertorized?
Sulphur Subpersonalities: Repertorization
Recently I've been reviewig the repertorization of Sulphur, revising classifications I made some time ago. You can find the full Compendium of my eighteen Sulphur subpersonalities at this link. The characteristics of leading remedies, where there is enough detail, can be seen as subpersonalities, and studying them in this way may enrich our knowledge of them. So I thought, and I began with Sulphur, the remedy with most rubrics. Gradually I arrived at 18 subpersonalities: as I look at them, I want to add, and alter. I don't think this process is complete. Please criticise them.
A repertory pyramid
So you are taking a patient’s history. It’s a young child with diahorrea. Many remedies suggest themselves. Kent, for example, indicates forty-seven [p. 611]
What else does your patient tell you? Well, his father, who accompanies him mentions the stool is green. [You search your mind - ars?, nux vom?, cham?] The child vomits after eating [sulph?, phos?], and can be sick while he is coughing, especially when he had whooping cough [not sulph then, maybe verat?].